A pilot program that funds free legal services for low-income Californians facing critical civil cases drastically increased the likelihood of settlement, improved the longevity of court orders, and reduced court costs, a new study shows.
Demolition work to prepare the site for a new Santa Barbara Criminal Courthouse is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks. Perimeter fencing and other preparations for demolition are set to begin Sept. 24.
The Judicial Council on Friday awarded millions of dollars to fund pretrial projects in 16 trial courts throughout the state.
Hundreds of Fresno high school students will attend an outreach event held by the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, who will hear oral argument in two cases.
DUI Court will focus on reducing recidivism by rigorous monitoring, combined with addressing the underlying issues of substance abuse, mental illness and/or trauma.